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Cricket: FICA slams shift in power to England, Australia, India

FICA, the international players’ union, is opposed to plans to give England, India and Australia greater control of the sport. The proposals include a two-tier system for Test cricket, in which those three countries will avoid relegation. Recently, the West Indies Cricket Board staged an emergency meeting to discuss the matter out of fear that Read More

TFC to pick up Blackburn defender Orr

Toronto FC will acquire defender Bradley Orr, on loan from Blackburn Rovers, joining the recent high-profile signings Jermain Defoe and Michael Bradley. Orr is due to be on loan until December of this year.

Chelsea’s Essien set for AC Milan

Just after news that Chelsea’s Juan Mata heads to Manchester United, another player is set to leave Stamford Bridge. Ghanaian midfielder Michael Essien will be headed to AC Milan, according to a statement from the Serie A side’s new manager Clarence Seedorf. Essien joined Chelsea in 2005, helping them win the Champions League, 2 Premier Read More

Federer over Murray, Radwanska over Azarenka at Australian Open

Things heated up at the Australian Open as Roger Federer sent off Andy Murray in quarter-final action, while number-one Rafael Nadal beat Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria. Also, Victoria Azarenka was in for a shock after she was defeated by Agnieszka Radwanska, and it took just 2 sets for Slovakia’s Dominika Cibulkova to beat Simona Halep Read More

Man United has eyes set on Chelsea midfielder Mata

Manchester United made a bid of around 35 million pounds to acquire Chelsea’s Juan Mata, a record figure for the club. Chelsea said that the midfielder was not for sale, with the club’s boss Jose Mourinho admitting that, despite being in fine form, Mata just needs to adapt to stay on board. Mata has been Read More

WICB holds emergency meeting ahead of ICC proposals

The West Indies Cricket Board has announced an emergency meeting to deal with impending changes from the ICC. If enacted, the proposals could reduce the Windies to second-tier status in the global two-tier ranking system. The changes will be placed before ICC members ahead of the meeting in Dubai on January 28 and 29.

Jamaican bobsled team bound for Sochi

The Jamaica Olympic Association will support the country’s bobsled team headed to the Olympics in Sochi. The two-man team of Winston Watts and Marvin Dixon had qualified for the Games, but earlier reports  said there was some uncertainty due to funding constraints.

Djokovic shut out in Australian Open action

Novak Djokovic was silenced in the Australian Open quarter-finals. The 3-time defending champion was beaten by Stanislas Wawrinka in a major upset. Wawrinka faces Tomas Berdych, who beat David Ferrer earlier in the day. On the women’s side, Eugenie Bouchard moves on after defeating Ana Ivanovic, becoming the 1st Canadian to reach the Australian Open Read More

Anelka may receive FA ban for gesture

West Bromwich Albion striker Nicolas Anelka may face a ban after he made the “quenelle” gesture on the field. The “quenelle” is described as an inverted Nazi salute, and is considered by many to be anti-Semitic. If found guilty, he could miss a minimum of 5 matches.

Gayle, Bravo, others named for WICB Grade A contracts

Chris Gayle and Dwayne Bravo are among those to sign the West Indies Cricket Board’s Grade A contracts after a three-year gap. Others at the top grade are Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Sunil Narine, Darren Sammy, and Marlon Samuels. A Grade B contract was given to Kemar Roach, while Darren Bravo, Johnson Charles, Kirk Edwards, Kieran Powell, Read More

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